homeless man as hot spot

Clarence of New York City...the next 4G mobile hot spot.

*Technology has officially overstepped its boundaries in its attempt to take the soul from the people and completely annihilate all forms of social empathy.

We’re already stuck in our homes and individualized by Facebook and other social networks. But now, they suggest making the homeless into mobile hot spots? Really?

According to the Los Angeles Times, the idea started at the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. The “homeless hot spot” experiment was supposed to be a charitable way to help out the homeless by paying them for speedy Internet access.

It was suggested by New York-based marketing company BBH Labs (short for Bartle Bogle Hegarty) on their blog. They wrote: (more…)